The Fairways at Lake Ridge: Charming 55+ Living in Southern NJ

The Fairways at Lake Ridge, in Lakewood, is a gated, age-restricted community set in a prime New Jersey location.
The Fairways at Lake Ridge, in Lakewood, is a gated, age-restricted community set in a prime New Jersey location.
The Fairways at Lake Ridge, in Lakewood, is a gated, age-restricted community set in a prime New Jersey location.

Located in Lakewood, New Jersey, The Fairways at Lake Ridge is a New Jersey retirement community welcoming active adults aged 55+. It was built by the Kokes Organization, between 1997 and 2002, with an eye toward supporting an active adult lifestyle.

Potential homebuyers will find that many of the homes in the community are set on large lots and include a variety of upgrades. The community also offers exciting amenities through both its spacious clubhouse and discounted membership options at the adjacent Eagle Ridge Golf Club.


Recreational and social activities at The Fairways at Lake Ridge are centered around the 16,000 square-foot clubhouse. This lovely facility at this Florida retirement community offers plenty of opportunities for residents to get together over hobbies, games or club meetings.

The amenities include a well-equipped fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, billiard and card rooms, an arts and crafts studio, a library, a computer center, and a large multipurpose room.

Outdoor attractions include sports courts for tennis, bocce ball, and shuffleboard, as well as well-maintained walking paths. Whatever your hobbies are, you’re sure to find ample opportunities to enjoy them at this Florida retirement community.


While The Fairways at Lake Ridge has plenty of its own on-site amenities, residents can also enjoy discounted memberships at the adjacent Eagle Ridge Golf Club. This semi-public club features a beautiful and challenging 27-hole championship golf course, and a 25,000 square-foot clubhouse with a fully-stocked pro shop and locker rooms for men and women.

There is also a casually elegant restaurant and bar called The View. In addition to its usual menu, The View features weekly specials such as a Sunday Champagne Brunch and a Friday Happy Hour. There is even a Value Menu with a selection of delectable entrees served with a salad and dessert.

Those who purchase a membership at Eagle Ridge Golf Club can also take steps to improve their game through the Eagle Ridge Golf Academy. Both semi-private and private lessons are available to introduce beginners to golf or help more experienced golfers take their play to the next level. There are even indoor winter lessons. Special physical fitness training programs also help build the strength, flexibility and other qualities needed to be a better golfer.

Outdoors, the community offers many more amenities to support an active lifestyle. The outdoor pool provides ample space for swimming or lounging in the sun.
Outdoors, the community offers many more amenities to support an active lifestyle. The outdoor pool provides ample space for swimming or lounging in the sun.


Development of The Fairways at Lake Ridge was completed in 2002, and the Florida retirement community now includes 1,150 residences, including both single-family and attached homes. The two- and three-bedroom single-family homes range in size from 1,508 to 3,000 square feet.

Though most are single-story, some homes do have a second-floor loft. Attached courtyard homes have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and range in size from 1,287 to 1,508 square feet. Many homes in the community have upgrades such as gourmet kitchens and luxurious master bathrooms.

The Fairways at Lake Ridge is a lovely, well-established community set in New Jersey’s popular Lakewood area. The development is especially appealing for golfers, yet it also offers a charming retirement opportunity for active adults who have a wide range of interests.

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